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Authorities say nails purposely placed on popular NC trail

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have closed a popular North Carolina park after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed. Local media outlets...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:59

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judge blocks Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over 2015 anti-abortion videos.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:58

4 men being tried in second Oregon standoff trial

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal prosecutors who failed to convict Ammon Bundy returned to court Tuesday to try four lesser-known men who followed Bundy's call to take a hard...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:52

AP FACT CHECK: Were hands of Obama-era border agents tied?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama's...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:50

Judge orders government to identify Jan. 28-29 travelers

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says the government must identify approved refugees, valid visa holders and other legal travelers subjected to Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:44

Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018. The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:44

Lowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:42

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:40

Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:37

States that have gone decades without a lawmaker pay raise

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Most state legislatures have at least some control over setting their own salaries, though many haven't raised it for years. Here are some of the...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:36

Mom, 2 adult daughters, grandson killed in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his mother, grandmother and aunt were all shot to death at their home in eastern Mississippi, authorities said Tuesday. The bodies were...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:25

Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:24

The Latest: Evacuees take photos, clothes as water rises

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the storms in California (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying about 100 people, some with babies...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:20

Floods that saturated Louisiana also damaged its seed rice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says he's temporarily...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:17

2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unions

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:14

Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it. The Virginian-Pilot reports...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:09

Evidence of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusive

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:09

Dozens rescued from rising waters in San Jose neighborhood

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:08

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:06

The Latest: Man identified in slaying of California officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local): 2 p.m. Authorities have identified a...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:05

Prosecutors drop charges for 3 arrested on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped felony rioting charges against three more people who were arrested after protesters broke windows and set fire to a limousine in Washington on Inauguration...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:04

The Latest: Mom, 2 daughters, grandson slain in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on four people killed in the rural eastern Mississippi community of Toomsuba (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Authorities say a mother, her two adult...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:04

The Latest: Driver ignores signs, drowns in California creek

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the storms in California (all times local): 2 p.m. Authorities say a woman who drove into a flooded road in rural Northern California...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:03

Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Parents of transgender children are slamming a Missouri measure that would require public school students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 15:00

Mexico official apologizes to 3 jailed indigenous women

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's attorney general has formally apologized to three indigenous women who were jailed for years on kidnapping charges that were later dismissed. Attorney General Raul Cervantes...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 14:58

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